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14th Sep 2022, 19:45
Replies: 11
Views: 3,596
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Prevents airflow through the engine and the...

Prevents airflow through the engine and the fanblades rattling, as you describe. It's also handy if the engine is spinning backwards due to a tailwind, as you can start it in the deployed position...
13th Sep 2022, 16:50
Replies: 87
Views: 20,314
Posted By RAF_Techie101

500,000 watching it within minutes of them...

500,000 watching it within minutes of them starting the engines.

Curiously, also 140,000 people following the Turkish Airlines A321 waiting to fly from Edinburgh to Istanbul that was sat on the...
13th Sep 2022, 13:03
Replies: 87
Views: 20,314
Posted By RAF_Techie101

They're probably about as welcome as Prince...

They're probably about as welcome as Prince Andrew at the moment...
10th Sep 2022, 16:57
Replies: 115
Views: 20,735
Posted By RAF_Techie101

This is listed under Operation Unicorn, but...

This is listed under Operation Unicorn, but multiple news outlets state she could also be flown down, so could be either at this stage.
22nd Aug 2022, 06:17
Replies: 22
Views: 3,081
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Whilst being a DR is very impressive, being a JT...

Whilst being a DR is very impressive, being a JT definitely carries more gravitas.
17th Aug 2022, 06:10
Replies: 50
Views: 13,056
Posted By RAF_Techie101

You mean, their plan to fly it out of there after...

You mean, their plan to fly it out of there after 7 years of corroding in the corner isn't viable? Colour me surprised. I'd loved to have been a fly on the wall of the CAA office when they approached...
28th Jun 2022, 21:12
Replies: 21
Views: 4,108
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Apparently we now employ one-armed engineers,...

Apparently we now employ one-armed engineers, according to the front page. A truly inclusive Air Force.
13th Jun 2022, 21:20
Replies: 162
Views: 19,003
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Possibly poor grammar on my part there - it was...

Possibly poor grammar on my part there - it was more a comment on time promotion being applicable below those ranks still, just not above them.
13th Jun 2022, 13:55
Replies: 162
Views: 19,003
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Its not that unusual either - there were three of...

Its not that unusual either - there were three of us on my license course who are all 40 this year, Cpl, no chance of promotion and approaching our 22. With the new pension not being in the same...
13th Jun 2022, 08:29
Replies: 162
Views: 19,003
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Times have changed massively. The Air Force no...

Times have changed massively. The Air Force no longer has time promotion above Flt Lt and SAC, and it’s all done on merit (medical and dental branches might be a bit different)

There are no...
9th Jun 2022, 15:34
Replies: 137
Views: 43,275
Posted By RAF_Techie101

“Introducing the 2030 Royal Air Force Aerobatic...

“Introducing the 2030 Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, the Red Arrow!”
28th Mar 2022, 13:47
Replies: 52
Views: 10,631
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Jim Browning...

Jim Browning (https://www.youtube.com/c/JimBrowning/videos) is a good one for the technical side of it, hacking into the scammer's CCTV and watching the person he's on the phone to, accessing their...
1st Jan 2022, 21:59
Replies: 358
Views: 160,514
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Flight of the Navigation Director.

Flight of the Navigation Director.
13th Sep 2020, 10:10
Replies: 130
Views: 44,556
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Not sure the Pacific Ocean would try to sue you...

Not sure the Pacific Ocean would try to sue you if you’d crashed into it.
25th Jun 2020, 17:54
Replies: 481
Views: 216,082
Posted By RAF_Techie101

https://youtu.be/fpRkX9Gv9FM Going to need...

https://youtu.be/fpRkX9Gv9FM

Going to need some new nose wheels too.
16th Sep 2018, 20:24
9th Sep 2018, 13:37
Replies: 22
Views: 8,362
Posted By RAF_Techie101

It was a bit drier in here... ...

It was a bit drier in here...

https://youtu.be/D07iRbhFi40
11th Apr 2018, 10:43
Replies: 372
Views: 304,032
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Can't take the credit - Skytoons came up with it....

Can't take the credit - Skytoons came up with it. I considered tweeting it to the team, but actually thought they'd have thought of it already.

Red Arrows ? Blue Tribute ? Skytoons...
10th Apr 2018, 21:03
Replies: 372
Views: 304,032
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Just need to paint one of them blue.

Just need to paint one of them blue.
26th Sep 2017, 15:52
Replies: 119
Views: 30,674
Posted By RAF_Techie101

To add to this subject, all 4 Operational Service...

To add to this subject, all 4 Operational Service Medals (Afghan, Congo, Sierra Leone and Shader) have the same medal design. The ribbons only differ on the outer colour and this is chosen based on...
20th Sep 2017, 02:45
Replies: 37
Views: 18,950
Posted By RAF_Techie101

I refer my esteemed colleague to the thread below...

I refer my esteemed colleague to the thread below for some rather emotional replies to that aspect of it...

http://www.pprune.org/military-aviation/598922-rpas-gongs.html
4th Sep 2017, 12:21
Replies: 119
Views: 30,674
Posted By RAF_Techie101

...I don't ask for a medal every time I get on an...

...I don't ask for a medal every time I get on an aircraft.


Chinooks included...
3rd Sep 2017, 23:56
Replies: 119
Views: 30,674
Posted By RAF_Techie101

No slagging of the award or the personnel...

No slagging of the award or the personnel receiving it - as with my own awards, I met the criteria and have been awarded them by the Queen so I shall wear them as required regardless of my own...
3rd Sep 2017, 19:38
Replies: 119
Views: 30,674
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Sounds reasonable. I'll be intrigued to see what...

Sounds reasonable. I'll be intrigued to see what they come up with in the end.

Just to add to the touché, one medal I'm glad I never qualified for was the Libya one - had a few techies on the...
3rd Sep 2017, 14:29
Replies: 119
Views: 30,674
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Touché indeed - the report makes for interesting...

Touché indeed - the report makes for interesting reading and it would be more interesting to read an updated version now we're 5 years down the line. It even mentions RPAS operators and the like and...
2nd Sep 2017, 07:48
Replies: 119
Views: 30,674
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Apology accepted. I was more surprised at...

Apology accepted. I was more surprised at theuglyfendoff's reply which is his second post on PPRUNE and the first since 2011. Obviously a topic close to home.



What both replies suggest is that...
1st Sep 2017, 00:26
Replies: 37
Views: 17,658
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Nerdy fact - if you look at the photo of the...

Nerdy fact - if you look at the photo of the engineer's panel in the tankers, you can see two blanking plates fitted on the top of the fuelling lines. This is where the underwing pods were going to...
31st Aug 2017, 23:35
Replies: 119
Views: 30,674
Posted By RAF_Techie101

So after a day of reading the other posts and...

So after a day of reading the other posts and collating my thoughts, here's a more in-depth look at my thoughts.

The whole issue revolves around what we give medals FOR. I know people all over the...
30th Aug 2017, 01:23
Replies: 119
Views: 30,674
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Without wanting to look like the idiot I'm...

Without wanting to look like the idiot I'm apparently being, where did I mention anything about trying harder at school? I'm simply questioning the principle of awarding the same medal to someone...
29th Aug 2017, 13:19
Replies: 119
Views: 30,674
Posted By RAF_Techie101

By all accounts this very question is what's...

By all accounts this very question is what's holding up the issue of the Op Shader medal. Personally, I can't see why you'd award them the same medal as the troops on the ground in country.
23rd Aug 2017, 21:00
Replies: 15
Views: 12,967
Posted By RAF_Techie101

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4th Aug 2017, 07:28
Replies: 24
Views: 4,928
Posted By RAF_Techie101

For those with a few hours to spare - best video...

For those with a few hours to spare - best video you'll watch for a long time.

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2nd Aug 2017, 18:29
Replies: 24
Views: 4,928
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Pretty much, yes. It means nothing....

Pretty much, yes.



It means nothing. The man has a VC, there is literally nothing else you could put at the beginning or end of his name that would mean more than that. Mind you, even my...
2nd Aug 2017, 10:29
Replies: 24
Views: 4,928
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Why is this still a thing in the modern world?...

Why is this still a thing in the modern world? Seriously, the guy was amazing but this is just ridiculous.
18th Jan 2017, 15:57
Replies: 63
Views: 22,391
Posted By RAF_Techie101

Had to find a solution to a similar solution in...

Had to find a solution to a similar solution in Bermuda a few years ago when a structural fuel leak necessitated fully draining the aircraft. No defuelling facilities available, and definitely none...
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